McSally, Sinema, Collins, and Cantwell, Lead Bipartisan Push for Legislation to Help Americans with High Health Care Costs

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) sent a letter to Senate leadership urging them to extend the medical expense deduction in any end-of-year funding package.

Without action, millions of Americans with high medical costs will see a tax increase when they next file their taxes.  The 2017 and 2018 threshold, which allowed for the deduction of medical expenses exceeding 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI),...

McSally, O’Halleran, Gosar Support USPS Study for New Prescott Post Office

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) and Paul Gosar (AZ-04) wrote to the Postmaster General in support of a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) analysis for a new post office in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

“As you may know, the Town of Prescott Valley’s population has grown significantly from 6,000 in 1985 to almost 50,000 today,” the Members wrote. “Since that time, the town has petitioned USPS to address issues associated with the local post...

McSally Delivers Massive Wins for Arizona, Secures Historic Military Sexual Assault Reform in Annual Defense Bill

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) delivered massive wins for Arizona military missions and historic sexual assault reforms in the final version of the annual defense bill agreed to by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) funds Arizona’s critical military missions, supports Arizona service members and their families, and makes important reforms to the way the military investigates and prosecutes...

McSally Introduces Bill to Help Hospitals Who Serve Poor and Rural Areas Keep Doors Open

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced legislation to help community hospitals keep their doors open to low-income and other vulnerable patients, particularly those in underserved and rural communities.

“Community hospitals provide health care to our most vulnerable populations and serve as the safety net for those in need,” said McSally. “But we can’t ask them to fall into the red to provide vital care for so many in underserved and rural communities. My bill would stop...

McSally Advocates for Federal, Local Partnership to Reduce Veteran Suicide Rate

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today advocated for more federal and local partnerships to reduce the rate of veteran suicide.

During a U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee hearing to discuss servicemember, family, and veteran suicides and prevention strategies, McSally highlighted a success story from the Be Connected program in Arizona.

“I want to highlight a good news example in Arizona,” said McSally. “We have this Be Connected program. In 2017 it started and it’s...

McSally Introduces Judge Scott Rash at Judiciary Committee Nomination Hearing

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced Judge Scott Rash to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as they consider his nomination for U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona.

MM introduces Judge Scott Rash 

Click HERE to watch her introduction.

 

McSally’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:

Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, and members of the Judiciary Committee, thank you very much for allowing me this opportunity to introduce the committee to Judge Scott Rash who has been...

McSally Secures Commonsense, Necessary Win for Female Tricare Users

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) secured confirmation from the Department of Defense that the most effective breast cancer screening option is now available for active-duty female servicemembers and others covered under Tricare.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery wrote to McSally to report that her request to add Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), to TRICARE’s coverage, was approved.

“I am pleased to report that I recently approved adding DBT for...

McSally: Military Housing "Slumlord" CEOs Should Spend Holidays in Military Housing

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today proposed that military housing CEOs experience firsthand the unacceptable living conditions to which they have subjected military families.

During a U.S. Committee on Armed Services hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) privatized housing findings, McSally highlighted the continuing issue of substandard living conditions in military housing facilities.

“It’s hard enough to serve in the military. It’s hard enough to be a...

McSally Calls on VA Secretary to Improve Native Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) yesterday asked Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to improve Native Americans veterans’ access to mental health care in an effort to reduce the number of Native veteran suicides.

During an U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on honoring a nation’s promise to Native veterans, McSally specifically highlighted the lack of proper, useful statistics on Native veteran suicide.

“This is just unacceptable that those who took...

McSally, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veteran Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence

**Bipartisan bill would help ensure no veteran attempting to leave an abusive situation is turned away for assistance due to a lack of resources**

**Legislation would improve coordination between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and State Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Centers**

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced legislation today to improve services for veterans experiencing...